Essays Tagged: "Minimum wage"


ck American cities. Labor in the cities was tough, with unsafe conditions and long hours, all for a minimum wage that could only afford for the increasing slum apartments. Different companies took adv ...

(3 pages) 197 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A Portrait Of Duke Ellington

s musicians in America.Duke's first job was at a government office. He was a clerk who received the minimum wage and was barely getting by. He would arrange dance bands for weddings and parties for ex ...

(7 pages) 84 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Difficulties for Students to find Good Jobs in Toronto

hire, tend to be in the food services industries, such as McDonalds, which usually start to pay at minimum wage, with no bonuses or tips. These big corporations make so much money, and I'm sure payin ... per hour, which is basically almost no change. I suppose people will still work at places that pay minimum wage, and the employers know this fact, so they will continue to pay out this low income.The ...

(3 pages) 43 0 2.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

War, What is it Good For?

ir success in war. As more leaders in America become greedy for money, the poor people suffer. When minimum wage goes up, the people receiving minimum wage get happy, but not realizing that economic i ...

(3 pages) 85 1 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Minimum Wage.

Minimum WageWhen was the last time a "value" meal from McDonalds, let alone any other fast food chai ... ost a nickel, like back in the good old days? In Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich, explores the minimum wage and the trials one goes through trying to live off the minimum wage. She goes on to exp ... n order to live. She tells how it is virtually impossible to live comfortably working one full time minimum wage paying job. Raising the minimum wage results in higher costs, inflation, etc... Therefo ...

(5 pages) 292 1 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

A book report on Nickel and Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

eaner, and even as an employee at Wal-Mart. The question now becomes can she do it? Can she live on minimum wage and keep a roof over her head? Will she be able to put food on the table like all of th ... like to be poor even thought you are working two or sometimes three jobs. How can someone live on a minimum wage job? It cannot be done without government assistance. Is this the kind of life that we ...

(4 pages) 197 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

How 'Roseanne', the tv show relates to the sociological aspect of women and work. I had to write this for an extra credit paper, it's not great, but it gets the point across.

s a stubborn, loud, andobnoxious character. She works on and off in a diner and most likelyreceives minimum wage. Whenever she is at work, she is constantly arguingwith her male boss or complaining ab ... there are few opportunities to advance. Roseanne and herother female coworkers seem to accept these minimums with a shrug of theirshoulders, which I don't understand completely.Some other television s ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

A radio broadcast about the F.L.S.A. (Fair Labor Standards Act).

F.L.S.A. helps workers.Host: What is this program intended to do?Guest: It is intended to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, includin ... Does the F.L.S.A. involve any money?Guest: Yes, a major provision of the act was establishment of a minimum wage. Initially $0.25 an hour, along with a maximum workweek of 44 hours; these were to beco ...

(1 pages) 83 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Making ends Meet Case Study. How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work Contemporary Issues in American Business

t to support their families is senseless.Single mothers experience economic hardship when they take minimum-wage jobs. They will need childcare, which can be extremely expensive. Attitudes or competen ...

(2 pages) 70 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

All you need to know about Ireland and its turbulant history

s had a beneficial effect for Irish labor. The country has low unemployment (4.6% as of June 2002). Minimum wage has risen from 5.97 to 6.35 euros an hour. The Irish labor force has many legal protect ...

(3 pages) 78 0 4.1 Jan/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Thoughts on "Nickel and Dimed" By Barbara Eihrenreich

book, Barbara Ehrenreich became a low wage earner to learn first-hand the strategies to survive on minimum wage. She vividly describes with persistence and humor how difficult it is to survive on the ...

(2 pages) 120 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The War Inside the Military

d by the United States Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which currently sets the minimum wage at $5.15 an hour ("United States" 3). The United States soldier is an exception to this ... rs in a work week ("United States"3). If a person in the private sector works fifty hours a week at minimum wage, they would earn $1,272.50 a month. The Private (E1) in the Army still earns $1064.70 a ...

(4 pages) 86 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

A Case Study in Cultural Poverty

hout the proper education employers are hesitant to hire such people and they are stuck in low-end, minimum wage jobs. The culture of poverty is rampant in our society. For example, the poor tend to s ...

(1 pages) 47 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


sident going to do if re-elected to help the middle class? Bush is avoiding the issues of tax cuts, minimum wage, rising healthcare and gas prices by giving half answers, and redirecting the subject. ... As well as cutting taxes for the rich, Bush wants to be able to let states have control over minimum wage, and not follow federal mandated law. This was said in an article in the San Francisco ...

(5 pages) 39 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Best Joke of the Decade: Minimum Wages

In the last seven years the value of the minimum wage has decreased $0.74, according to Due to the decrease in value the mini ... economy wouldn't be far behind."In 1980, the average CEO made as much as the combined incomes of 97 minimum-wage workers. In 2000, that number has skyrocketed, as the average CEO now makes as much as ... that number has skyrocketed, as the average CEO now makes as much as the combined incomes of 1,223 minimum-wage workers. The congressional pay in 1968 was nine times that of minimum-wage workers. Tod ...

(1 pages) 117 6 4.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

U.S. Poverty

y line is an income of $18,400 for a family of four. A single parent of two working full-time for a minimum wage would make $10,712. 40% of homeless men are veterans. Up to a fifth of America's food, ...

(4 pages) 140 3 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Compensation and Benefits Plan Executive Summary

osts related to marketing employees and the training of new employees.In the past SMC has paid only minimum wage and mandatory benefits. If SMC is to move forward in the industry, SMC needs to provide ...

(4 pages) 322 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

An essay about the career of being a creative writer

riter, my life wouldn't have been worth it. Theonly other option would be something meaningless, or minimum wage, while I worked as awriter. The abilities needed for this job are a basic grasp ...

(1 pages) 21 0 1.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Why to further your education

graduated from high school.B. After high school Ellis went on to college and Kidd decided to get a minimum wage paying job, while looking for a companion.C. Ellis not only thought of himself but his ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Explanation of Minimum Wage Through Economics

y a short answer question from my economics test which asked me to explain in a short paragraph how minimum wage reflects the application of "supply and demand" to the real worl economy of Canada.This ... are just enough people willing to work as there are positions available. As the government imposes minimum wage, the supply and demand of jobs is disturbed. This floor price of minimum wage does not ...

(1 pages) 95 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics